I live in an area once known as the hop capital of the US. This is my first year growing hops. I bought and grew 6 Mt. Hood hop rhizomes. My hop bines ended up being 10 feet long. I harvested about a pint of hops before the first frost. They smelled great! Pretty good for the first year. In a few years I should have large hop bines. I plan to make beer with my hops.